1. Fill in the registration form (opening end of June) in which a selection of hotels with negotiated rates are attached.
2. Book by yourself: download a list of hotels
Special rates have been negotiated between Agropolis International (Cirad) and some hotels. They can be obtained only when booking either by phone or email directly to the hotel (not through the online booking available on web sites)
3. Book by yourself: search through the online system of the Tourism Office of Montpellier
4. Home-stay offers should be proposed early 2014 - further information to come.
Tramway & buses
You can buy tickets at the ticket dispensers available at each tramway station. To buy passes, go to TAM office, next to railway station. Fares are:
• One-way fare: 1.50€
• 1-day pass: 4.00€
• 7-days: 15,60€
• 10 ride pass: 10€
The tramway “ligne 1”, decorated in blue with white swallows, connects the northern part of the city with the Odysseum terminal on the southeast side. The “ligne 2”, decorated in a flower-power theme, goes from east to west. The colorful “ligne 3”, designed by the famous fashion designer Christian Lacroix, goes from west to east, arriving near the seaside at perols. From there, you can rent a bike or take a short walk (around 20 minutes) to get to the beach. The golden “ligne 4”, also designed by Christian Lacroix, serves only downtown. Some 30 bus lines are connected to the tramway lines to offer a comprehensive network that will transport you around Montpellier.
Vélomagg bicycle service
The Vélomagg' service offers bicycles just the way you want them: available and inexpensive. For your riding pleasure, 50 automatic bike stations with over 2,000 bicycles are available in Montpellier and Agglomération area. Service is open 24/7. All you need is personal identification and you can rent a bicycle to ride the streets of the city and outlying area. You can buy tickets at the Esplanade bike station (next to Montpellier Tourist Office)
Also available upon call, or at the railway station, or the Comedie station.
Tram Taxi: 04 67 58 10 10
Blue Taxi: 04 67 03 20 00
Radio du Midi Taxi: 04 67 10 00 00
Languedoc Taxi: 04 67 10 03 04
2000 Taxi: 04 67 04 00 60
Banking and credits cards
Banks are generally open from 9:00 to 16:30 with a break at lunch time, from Monday to Friday. Cash machines can be found almost everywhere, even in the Corum conference center at level 0.
ShoppingMost shops are open from 9 or 10 am until 7 pm. On Sunday, shops are closed.
A large variety of restaurants and cafés are scattered throughout Montpellier, especially downtown, walking from the Corum. Some of them are opened late at night. Prices for a menu usually start from 12 € at lunch and 18€ for dinner.
More information on the tourist office website
Emergency numbers15: Emergency ambulance service
InsuranceFrench health care does not cover visitors to France. Please ensure that you have an adequate insurance coverage in the event of illness or accident. The organizing committee is not liable for personal injuries sustained by or for loss or damage to property belonging to the participants.
By AirMontpellier Méditerranée Airport is the 11th French airport and the 1st airport in Languedoc Roussillon. Six regular airlines (Air France, Alitalia, Air Arabia, Ryanair, Easyjet, Volotea) operate to and from it. In 2013, the airport features the following destinations (new destinations are likely to be available in 2015).
• Direct flights to 3 international hubs :
- 2 hubs in France: Paris & Lyon (450 flights to 20 countries)
- 1 hub in Europe: London Gatwick
- Paris Orly: 5 daily flights
- Paris Charles de Gaulle, Nantes, Strasbourg: 4 daily flights
- Lille, Lyon, Roma: 3 daily flights
- London Gatwick: 2 daily flights
- Frankfort: 4 weekly flights
- Brussels, Casablanca, Nador: 3 weekly flights
- Fes: 2 weekly flights
The airport is 10 kilometers from Montpellier center (15-minute drive), midway between the town and the sea. Taxis, car rental and a shuttle service (11 times/day) are available. The cost of a taxi is around 25€, and the cost of the shuttle is around 5 €.
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More information on Montpellier's airport website
Montpellier is linked to Paris by the A9 and A75 Motorways (aroud 700 kms). It is also linked to Italy, Spain, Switzerland.
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